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Fibreglass boats

Author: Hugo Du Plessis
Publisher: London : Adlard Coles Nautical, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This masterly work will continue to be an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat. Since it was first published 40 years ago, Hugo du Plessis' Fibreglass Boats has become a classic, relied upon by owners, surveyors and boat builders keen to understand how fibreglass behaves, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo Du Plessis
ISBN: 9780713673951 0713673958
OCLC Number: 61757249
Notes: Previous edition: 2002.
Description: viii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Sect. A. General principles --
1. Principles of fibreglass boatbuilding --
2. Materials --
3. Tools and working conditions --
4. Health and safety --
Sect. B. Understanding how fibreglass can fail --
5. Physical failure --
6. Destructive influences --
7. Fatigue --
8. Factors of safety --
9. Effects of heat --
10. Fire --
Sect. C. Turning a bare moulding into a boat --
11. Glassing-in --
12. Joins --
13. Stiffening --
14. Bulkheads --
15. Attaching fittings --
16. Sealants --
17. Hardspots and stress concentrations --
18. Double shell mouldings --
19. Sandwich or cored mouldings --
20. Wood and fibreglass --
21. Fibreglass and other materials --
22. Access --
23. Weathering --
Sect. D. The gel coat --
that shiny fibreglass look --
24. Gel coat --
25. Nasty little lumps --
26. Can the gel coat be saved? --
27. Replacing a gel coat --
Sect. E. In the beginning --
moulding --
28. Conditions for moulding --
29. Moulding --
30. Moulding faults --
31. Mouldless construction --
32. Thickness --
33. Mechanisation --
34. Inspection and quality --
Sect. F. Maintenance and use --
35. Design for low maintenance --
36. Maintenance and cleaning --
37. Overloading --
38. Painting --
Sect. G. Repair --
39. Temporary repair --
40. Minor repair --
41. Major repair --
42. Every crack tells a story --
43. Testing.
Responsibility: Hugo du Plessis.

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Provides an useful source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat. This book  Read more...

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"'One of the most respected works on the subject... thorough and its scope is vast' Yachting Monthly 'A long-established classic' Kelvin Hughes"

 
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